Dinner for Skydivers at Ben and Tammy’s!
Local “skydiving orphans” are invited to Ben and
Tammy’s abode for Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday night.
For details, see the Thanksgiving Dinner post under DZ Announcements
and Events of the Atlanta
Skydiving Center forums. You can also call the
Atlanta Skydiving Center manifest office
Super Twin Otter flew competitors last weekend in Florida
for SkyQuest. Congratulations to Atlanta
Skydiving Center 4-way team GT Airlock! They
finished in 1st place in the “A Division” of
the National Skydiving League Championships.
Yeah! Nice job Adam, Nate, Shane and Omar!
Also competing at SkyQuest were Tyler
and Chuck. The two Atlanta Skydiving Center
jumpers competed in the swoop competition. They both put
on a good show as Tyler finished 15th and Chuck finished
21st. ASC Tandem
Instructor Justin Thorton finished 14th. Nice
Thankfully, the weekend weather forecast was half-wrong,
as the gloom and doom of rain held off for part of the weekend.
The rain stayed away and the clouds held steady at about
15,000 feet allowing a full day of skydiving Saturday at
Atlanta Skydiving Center out of the King
Air that was visiting from Skydive Pennridge.
A collegiate 4-way team headed up by Brian and Allison
of Inviscid were out training as the now older and familiar
face of Jeffery Mullins was back in town.
Jeffery, his dad and his brothers spent a season at Atlanta
Skydiving Center a few years ago when Mike Mullins
had his Super King Air based out of the ASC
drop zone. Jeffery, now at the age of 18, has his AFF
rating and was having a good challenge with the 4-way team
that will be competing at the Collegiate Nationals
later this year.
group of tandem
students from Tennessee showed up with
matching T-shirts to commemorate their first skydives. The
T-shirts stated “Skydiving Crew 2004”
on the front and SDFF (Skydiving Friends Forever) with all
of their names listed on the sleeve. The new skydivers
had a great time and should be back for more jumps soon!
Sheena was out this weekend… but she is much closer
to getting back in the air. Woohoo!
It was a busy week for our Accelerated Freefall
Instructors as several students graduated the AFF
student skydiving program. Congratulations to Gary Holt,
Jeshua Holt and Debra Boyer! You three worked hard and looked
great in the air. The beer fridge is looking empty, so please
fill it up this week! Now they’re on to completing
the USPA A License cards.
We are currently working on the 2005 events calendar for
Atlanta Skydiving Center and have received numerous suggestions.
Keep them coming! Be sure to check out the ongoing thread
in the ASC Skydiver Forums.
We plan on having the events calendar set for 2005 by our
Christmas Party on December 11th. We’re
having a white elephant gift exchange so
plan to bring your gift. Get creative and have some fun!
Please be sure to RSVP to Lisa Pugh or
Mike Gruwell in plenty of time so they can arrange for scrumptious
forget we will have a 2-way belly relative work competition
during the day of the Christmas Party at
ASC. Tyler Lawson and Mike Gruwell will be organizing the
competition open to all skydivers with an A License or higher.
Details will be posted soon in the ASC
Skydiver Forums. The rules will follow the
USPA competition manual.
Lastly, we’ve had a lot of recent interest in a Coach
Course as well as an AFF Instructor Course.
See Mike Gruwell to add your name to the list of interested
candidates. Mark Kalupa can hold a Coach Course
in the upcoming weeks, while we can get Glenn Bangs to come
up for an AFF Course in January or February
of 2005. The Coach rating is a prerequisite for the AFF
course, so get that completed soon!
the spirit of giving and remember to bring your unopened
toy to Atlanta Skydiving Center and give
to the unfortunate this year. Please be sure to
donate by December 15th. For any questions you can contact
Mike Gruwell or Lisa Pugh in manifest.
We hope all of you have a Happy Thanksgiving
and we look forward to seeing you out Friday, Saturday and
Sunday. The weather will be beautiful!
Atlanta Skydiving Center
Alabama Skydiving Center
Thursday, August 25, 2005